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Trailer released for the new Dawn French drama

Trailer released for the new Dawn French drama

Published by Emma Carton at 8:33am 21st February 2020. (Updated at 8:35am 21st February 2020)

It has been revealed that a new Dawn French drama, filmed in Cornwall and Devon, will be on our screens next month.

The Trouble With Maggie Cole, which had the working title of Glass Houses, was filmed in Cornwall and Devon.

Dawn previously shared the first promo shot, featuring Launceston Castle.

She joked "filming in Devon and Cornwall is bleddy AWFUL".

Scroll down to read more about the new series and watch the first trailer!"

What do we know about The Trouble With Maggie Cole?

The Trouble With Maggie Cole is set in a picturesque fishing village and tells the tale of what happens when gossip goes wrong!

As well as Dawn French, it also stars Broadchurch actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, Mark Heap, Vicki Pepperdine and Patrick Robinson.

On its website, ITV describes the new series as being packed full of comedy, intrigue and suspense.

"Created and written by Mark Brotherhood and starring Dawn French, new comedy drama The Trouble With Maggie Cole (previously known as Glass Houses) delves into what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people's lives. 

"Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centres on Maggie Cole (French), the self-appointed oracle of this close-knit community. 

"Maggie makes it her business to know a little bit about everyone's lives. She certainly doesn't pay attention to the cautionary adage that 'those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones'.

"When a radio journalist interviews Maggie for a small reportage piece about local life, she gives him far more detail - and embellishment - about the locals and their personal lives than he was counting on. 

"In the days and weeks following the show's broadcast, Maggie's over-zealous chit-chat gets her into serious hot water, as the fallout from her very public gossip-fest disrupts the lives of her fellow residents. 

"Packed full of comedy, intrigue and suspense".

It continues: "The Trouble With Maggie Cole is a warmly humorous yet distinctly cautionary tale about the perils of passing on unfounded gossip. 

"An ensemble cast of characters feature alongside Maggie, including Peter (Mark Heap), Maggie’s husband of 31 years and headmaster of the local school; Maggie's best friend Jill (Julie Hesmondhalgh); school secretary Karen (Vicki Pepperdine); and handsome part-time resident Marcus (Patrick Robinson), who rents a cottage where he writes his bestselling novels".


The Trouble With Maggie Cole will begin airing on our TV screens in March and you can read more here.

But if you cannot wait until then, take a look at the first trailer...

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